Austin, Texas

According to the American Heart Association, walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. Think it doesn’t do any good? Think again. Walking is low impact; easier on the joints than running. It is safe – with a doctor’s okay – for people with orthopedic ailments, heart conditions, and those who are more than 20% overweight. In addition, research has shown that you could gain two hours of life for each hour of regular exercise! That quick stroll around the block seems a little more worthwhile now, doesn’t it?

Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. What better way to start your weekend than on your feet making strides to help your heart and improving your general health to live longer! While you walk at your own pace, you’ll have the opportunity to have questions answered by local physicians.

This program was started in Columbus, OH in April of 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir and has now expanded throughout the world. You don’t need any special gear and there are no special rules. Just put on a pair of comfortable shoes and walk alone, with friends, a partner or family or with a group. It’s a personal preference.

State and City:
Austin, Texas

Powered By:
City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and WellMed

Upcoming Walks:
Walking the 1st Wednesday of every month at 8:30 AM resuming Sept. 4, 2019! Click Here for Sept-Dec 2019 schedule.
8:30am- Blood pressure checks & cholesterol screenings
9:00am- Guest speaker
9:05am- Walk the trail

Join our Meetup group for up to date walk information.

Walk Location:
Boggy Creek Greenbelt
Conley Pavilion
1000 Nile St.

Lead Physician:
Deepthi Chiluvuri, Internal Medicine

Contact Information:
Jill Habegger-Cain, Program Coordinator – Health Promotions
Jill.Habegger-Cain@austintexas.gov
512-974-3907

Amy Russell, Program Supervisor, Centralized Programs Division
Amy.Russell@austintexas.gov
512-974-3909

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